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2006 BMW Z4 vs. 1964 Renault 8

To start off, 2006 BMW Z4 is newer by 42 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1964 Renault 8. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1964 Renault 8 would be higher. At 2,492 cc (6 cylinders), 2006 BMW Z4 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 BMW Z4 (189 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 142 more horse power than 1964 Renault 8. (47 HP @ 5200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 BMW Z4 should accelerate faster than 1964 Renault 8. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 BMW Z4 weights approximately 595 kg more than 1964 Renault 8. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control.

Compare all specifications:

2006 BMW Z4 1964 Renault 8
Make BMW Renault
Model Z4 8
Year Released 2006 1964
Engine Position Front Rear
Engine Size 2492 cc 956 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 189 HP 47 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5200 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1335 kg 740 kg
Vehicle Length 4100 mm 4000 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1500 mm
Vehicle Height 1310 mm 1560 mm
Wheelbase Size 2500 mm 2280 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 L 38 L


 

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